June 22, 2024

Top 4 Ways To Explore Uganda In 2018

The big size of Uganda makes getting around harder and less affordable especially for first time visitors. Whether you are planning to do a sightseeing safari in Uganda, visit a famous attraction, travel to a remote village for a vacation with family or friends, attend an event or prefer a short cultural tour in Kampala city, you will get where you are going safely and on time when you rent a  private car to help you get around the country.  You may choose to use the much cheaper public transportation but whichever option you choose , rest assured you will get the real feel of Uganda. Below are top 4 ways to explore Uganda on your own or with a driver,
Rent A Car
If you are planning to travel to a destination you haven’t been to, it’s advisable to hire a car online with a reputable and reliable Uganda car rental agency or travel company prior to your arrival. Go online and search around for options , you may want a car with a chauffeur/driver or prefer a self drive safari but whatever option you choose, you will be able to enjoy a private and much more flexible road trip. From airport transfers, conference transportation, events  to guided safaris and field operations, most travel companies are able to cater all of your needs given you make an early booking.  Prices range from US$ 45- US$ 150 per day depending on the type of car and number days you wish to hire it hence its always good to know the number of people you will travelling with to get the ideal and affordable deal. You can send an inquiry to booking@tristarafricaskimmersafaris.com to get a car of your choice today.
 
Get a Taxi Cab
Taxi cabs also known Special hire cars in Uganda are another private means of transportation in Uganda mainly used in Kampala city, Entebbe town  and other major locations around the country. These private taxi cabs are usually 4 door sedan cars stationed at the airport, near parking lots and on busy streets of the city charging a much higher fee than a public taxi or Matatu but more convenient and safer. You will be driven to your destination with no stop overs or over-crowding hence a comfortable road trip experience.
 
Travel in public taxi van
If you are on a tight budget , you can just use the cheap public taxis locally  known as ‘Matatus’ are by the most commonly used means of transportation by locals as well as frequent tourists. The taxis can be found within the various parks within and outside Kampala but also do pick-ups along the streets making it the most reliable means. The only problem with this option is the overcrowding and continuous stops made by the drivers hence you won’t be able to make it to your destination in time . Prices for a one transfer range from UGX 500 to 300 per person depending where you are going to. You can hire a taxi with a driver for an event or or group retreat but it will require you approaching the ambiguous and stubborn drivers a day or two before.
 
Hire a Motor cycle
Motorcycles  locally known as ‘Boda Bodas’ are the most popular 2 wheel transportation means used by locals for travelling in and around the city, Entebbe, Jinja, Mbarara among other destinations. This is by far the fastest way to travel but very risky given the fact most of the riders like driving recklessly overtaking cars and violating most traffic rules which will normally leads to fatal road accidents.  Unlike the public taxi, you will be dropped off at the exact address instead of a stage which is pretty safer and more convenient if you are carrying a lot of luggage. Prices for boda-boda ride in Uganda cost between UGX 1000 to 5000.
 
If you are planning to visit Uganda this season for family vacation or safari, you should consider using one of these options. Get in touch with us through booking@tristarafricaskimmersafaris.com or call us on +256-758540071 to reserve a car or any of the above mentioned transport means.